*As Featured in the Globe and Mail's Done Deals feature in their June 19, 2015 Saturday Real Estate Section

25 Mt. Peechee Place

Asking Price: $1,328,000

Selling Price: $1,250,000

The Action: Canmore’s real estate market often moves at a relaxed pace, with many properties taking between 50 to 100 days to sell, generally as recreational retreats for Calgarians, just an hour’s drive east. But the sales process was much faster for this builder’s own custom home near the town’s main street and trail system along the Bow River.

What They Got: Five years ago, construction on a pie-shaped lot facing a quiet cul-de-sac ceased with the completion of this contemporary 2,690 square foot house with oak, granite and stainless-steel appointments, plus various green features, such as triple-glazed windows and a high-efficiency furnace. Inside is a great room with a wood-burning fireplace and vaulted-wood ceilings, an open kitchen and dining area with a walkout to a covered side deck, patio, partly fenced backyard and garage. Behind closed doors is a main floor den, bedroom and second floor master suite with a walk-in closet and one of three bathrooms, along with two more sleeping quarters off a lower-level family room.

The Agent’s Take: “The build quality was phenomenal and the floor plan used was premier for bringing in the light and the views,” agent Drew Betts says. “There were several lavish, custom touches found throughout the home…that helped capture the essence of what often can be found in a luxury Canmore property, as well as numerous high-efficiency items built in that also helped keep this home up to date with the latest in green trends.” The outdoor setting was notably serene. “It has a nice, big backyard, but a private and quite backyard,” Mr. Betts notes

Written by: Sydnia Yu and published in the The Globe and Mail.